New interviews of human rights lawyers challenging corporate abuse

Part of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s effort of promoting corporate legal accountability is following the work of lawyers who have helped improve corporate behaviour through their support for communities in seeking just and peaceful solutions to conflict and abuse. We gather stories of how they help shift the balance of power generally tilted in favour of corporate and state powers, while themselves facing struggles similar to those that their clients face, such as threats, legal harassment, lack of resources, corrupt judicial systems, among others.

In this new series of interviews, lawyers from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico share the challenges and opportunities they face in fighting corporate abuse.

The full series of interviews is available here.

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12 October 2017

Interview of Roger Chan Weng Keng, Malaysia Bar Council

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28 August 2017

Interview of Jia Yaw Kiu, Malaysian Bar Association & Erik Coubut, Indonesian lawyer

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28 August 2017

Meet the human rights lawyers challenging corporate abuse

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Part of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s effort of promoting corporate legal accountability is following the work of lawyers who have helped improve corporate behaviour through their support for communities in seeking just and peaceful solutions to conflict and abuse. We gather stories of how they help shift the balance of power generally tilted in favour of corporate and state powers, while themselves facing struggles similar to those that their clients face, such as threats, legal harassment, lack of resources, corrupt judicial systems, among others.

In this series of interviews and blog, we highlight the work of lawyers fighting corporate abuse, including the threats and challenges they face, the tools they rely on to be effective, and the support they need in order to keep making their services available to the poor, marginalised, and underrepresented. For our next instalment of lawyers’ interviews, we feature lawyers from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico.

The interviews will all be available on our website and Weekly Update newsletter, as well as in our Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletins, which provide updates on key developments in legal accountability. You may sign up for the Bulletin here.

Also available is our Directory of business and human rights lawyers, which features over 70 lawyers worldwide and was created to help victims of abuse find legal assistance, and to connect lawyers with peers all over the world.

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